The library of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems provides literature and information services for the institute's scientific staff. The library contains books reflecting the institute's research fields and collects literature on related scientific subjects. Members of the institute can use the library 24 hours a day. External researchers and students may use the library during opening hours.


Vivien Scherr (Librarian)

phone: +49 (0)351 871 1900
telefax: +49 (0)351 871 1099
mail: library[at]pks.mpg(dot)de 


Opening hours


Tuesday -

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

9.00 am - 3.15 pm



Article request

Articles which are not in the library collection or licensed by the MPS can be requested.

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Book request

Books you only need for a limited period of time can be requested as an Interlibrary Loan from another library.

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New Books

Alberts, Bruce: Molecular biology of the cell (Molecular biology of the cell: [Hauptbd.])

New York, NY [u.a.] 2015. Signatur: WE 1000 MOL (6)

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Kinder, Jesse M.: A student's guide to Python for physical modeling

2018. Signatur: ST 205 KIN

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Kapusta, Joseph I.: Finite-temperature field theory: principles and applications

Cambridge [u.a.] 2006. Signatur: UO 4000 KAP (2)

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